Academic Job Opportunities

Lecturer Part-Time - Temporary

Applications are invited for a Lecturer Part-Time - Temporary position in the Department of Statistics at the University of Washington.

This appointment is for a part-time temporary position, with either a quarterly (September 16 - December 15 for Autumn quarter, December 16 - March 15 for Winter quarter, or March 16 - June 15 for Spring quarter) or a 9-month (September 16 - June 15) service period, depending on departmental needs. 

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Statistics Graders and Tutors

Applications are invited for Graders and Tutors in the Department of Statistics at the University of Washington.

These are hourly appointments open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Appointments are made on a quarterly basis. Current pay rates can be found here.

Graders provide diverse services as course assistants. Duties typically include grading student papers and examinations, consultation with instructors and other duties as assigned.

Tutors provide support and guidance to further undergraduate Statistical education in all introductory Statistics courses. For more information on this program, please visit this page.

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Research Papers

Keunwoo Lim, Fang Han
Published 6/13/2024

We discuss nonparametric mixing distribution estimation under the Gaussian-smoothed optimal transport (GOT) distance. It is shown that a recently formulated conjecture -- that the Poisson nonparametric maximum likelihood estimator can achieve root-$n$ rate of convergence under the GOT distance -- holds up to some logarithmic terms. We also establish the same conclusion for…

Shreya Prakash, Fan Xia, Elena Erosheva
Published 6/11/2024

Causal discovery methods aim to determine the causal direction between variables using observational data. Functional causal discovery methods, such as those based on the Linear Non-Gaussian Acyclic Model (LiNGAM), rely on structural and distributional assumptions to infer the causal direction. However, approaches for assessing causal discovery methods…

Vydhourie Thiyageswaran, Tyler McCormick, Jennifer Brennan
Published 5/24/2024

Randomized controlled trials often suffer from interference, a violation of the Stable Unit Treatment Values Assumption (SUTVA) in which a unit's treatment assignment affects the outcomes of its neighbors. This interference causes bias in naive estimators of the average treatment effect (ATE). A popular method to achieve…

Recent News

We are proud to announce that Statistics Ph.D. student Yikun Zhang has won the student paper award for the ICSA 2024 Applied Statistics Symposium, to be held June 16-19, 2024, in Nashville, Tennessee…
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